Opening titles of Hallam Foe. (2007, David Mackenzie, UK, 91 mins.)
Animation by David Shrigley.
Text on left reads: ‘ALL THE PEOPLE I SAW TODAY. I DIDN’T SEE YOU THOUGH.’
Text on right reads: ‘Ediburgh- I’m a jumbled as your mess of rooftops. I think it’s why we’re such good friends.’
Text reads: ‘Two People. She would pull her sleeves down over her hands making her appear constantly self-conscious, which, of course, she was. It also meant that all her cardigans were mishapen. “The red-haired girl smiled at him from across the room. He would see that smile across countless rooms over the course of his life but there, that day, was the first.” She loved when writers jumped, momentarily, into the future. Three years from now she would cut off her hair during a bout of Jean-Seberg-fever. A decision she would hide with a hat for many months. (She would also be useless at parties her entire life.) She photographed all the lost gloves she found on fences. (And took the saddest ones home). He made mixtapes, still. He made them obsessively and lovingly for no one in particular. He didn’t like when strangers spoke to him on the train so would often pretend to be French; a plan that only backfired once. His beard hid most of the scar from when, aged eleven, he fell from a trampoline whilst trying to impress his older brother. He kept all his cinema tickets in a shoe box. Even the shit ones. He was always losing his gloves.'